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Blank Film Developing

I have a recently purchased Nikon FG and after shooting an experimental roll of film, took it to get developed. However, the film was blank. Any ideas/suggestions?

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  • hvelez02 Dec 10, 2008

    That's what i thought after reading an online copy of the instruction
    manual. I loaded a second test roll and made sure it was loaded
    correctly this time and will get it developed tomorrow. The shutter and
    other mechanics work correctly so I'm hoping that I simply loaded the
    film incorrectly. Thanks and i'll let you know as soon as i get it
    developed if it works!

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It likely did not catch when it was first loaded, and as such never advanced through the camera. Open the back of the camera, with no film in it, then set the shutter speed to 1, advance the film advance lever and take a shot. You should see the shutter curtains open and then close a second later. Then advance the film lever again and watch to see that the sprockets are turning. If they are, then the camera is exposing and the mechanics are working properly to advance the film. Chances are it was just loaded incorrectly.

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